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May 14, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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DC Video footage by John Zangas, Orlando footage by Iron Snowflake On the 14th of May, furious pro-choice protesters marched on the Supreme Court-and on Federal courthouses all over the so-called "United States" in the "Bans off our bodies" marches. In DC, the marches were followed by protests at the homes of multiple anti-choice Supreme Court "Justices." The marchers at the homes of Supreme Court justices Kavanaugh and Roberts had to march past the judges's homes...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, SCOTUS, Roe, residential protest, bansoffourbodies
DC Direct Action News
May 11, 2022 Virginia Allen
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Video originally posted to Twitter by Virginia Allen of Handmaid's tale "performance art" at Supreme Court "Justice" Amy Coney Barrett's house On the 11th of May, "performance artists" in Handmaid's Tale outfits showed up at the suburban home of Supreme Court "Justice" Amy Coney Barrett. Staging a performace art means local prohibitions on residential protests cannot be enforced. One of the reasons Roe v Wade is about to be overturned is Sen Mitch...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Amy Coney Barrett, SCOTUS, abortion, Roe v Wade, Roe
DC Direct Action News
May 10, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 11th of May, the Senate is scheduled to hold a hasty vote on the Women's Health Protection Act, a proposed Federal statue to do the same job as the previous Roe v Wade Supreme Court ruling. The evening before, activists marched from the Supreme Court to demand that the Senate pass this bill-and that Senator Murkowski (who has indicated she might vote for this bill) vote to pass it, thus bypassing Manchin and his worship of the filibuster.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, Women's Heath Protection Act
DC Direct Action News
May 9, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 9th of May, pro-choice protesters descended on the VA home of Supreme Court "Justice" Samuel Alito, author of the infamous draft decision to overturn Roe v Wade. Protesters warned that this is not just about abortion but contraception and LGBTQ rights too. One speaker warned that in one state, transgender teens as of NOW can be subject to forcible detransition. Like all laws, this is ultimately enforced by armed police. This is guaranteed to lead to dead LGBTQ kids, just as...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, alito, residential protest, Supreme Court
DC Direct Action News
May 9, 2022 Madison.com
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Video posted by madison.com of the headquarters of Wisconsin Family Action (an antiabortion group, name sounds like anti-LGBTQ as well) after it was tagged and molotoved on Sunday, May 8 by warriors who posted a communique under the name "Jane's Revenge." This is the communique in question: First Communiqué This is not a declaration of war. War has been upon us for decades. A war which we did not want, and did not provoke. Too long have we been attacked for asking for basic medical...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, iron snowflake, abortion
DC Direct Action News
May 7, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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Sat, the 7th of May was the first weekend day after the Supreme Court's Monday leak of a draft decision to totally overturn Roe v Wade. Marchers took to the streets in many cities from coast to coast. One of these marches took place in Tampa, FL. Florida has passed a partial abortion ban that presumably goes into effect in July. Florida is becoming a major battleground state on gender and sexuality issues. The Tampa protest on May 7 was organized by the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL),...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, Roe v Wade, Abortion in Florida
DC Direct Action News
May 7, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 7th of May, hundreds of pro-choice activists descended on the posh Chevy Chase homes of Supreme Court "Injustices" Kavanaugh and Roberts. Neither rain nor cold nor cops yakking about residential protest laws could deter them. Statements afterwards warned that if women don't get privacy in their bodies, SCOTUS judges don't get privacy in their homes. These so-called "justices" have their office fenced off against public dissent, so it has become necessary to take the...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, pro-choice, Roe, Kavanaugh, Roberts, SCOTUS
DC Direct Action News
May 4, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On May 4 in Los Angeles, a police attempt to arrest pro-choice protesters ended in a stinging defeat for the cops, as their clubs were answered with skateboards used as shields and an entire scooter thrown at them. The cops were driven back, with Twitter trolls claiming they were "mobbed" by "rioters." Based on video originally posted to Twitter by Katie Daviscourt, with added music suggestive of furious fighting such as that which took place.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, pro-choice
DC Direct Action News
May 4, 2022 scootercaster
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On the 4th of May,far-right forces stormed a building housing one of DC's abortion clinics. They got up the elevator to the floor housing the clininc, then spent a while flapping their jaws and pushing fliers offering a bounty for information on someone alleged to be a staffer there
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, Roe v Wade
DC Direct Action News
May 3, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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After about 20 minutes of harassment by antichoice protesters whose only arguments were "Jesus this" and "Jesus that," pro-choice protesters decisively turned on antichoice counterprotesters, in this case driving one OUT of the area entirely. Raw video clips shot by John Zangas
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, Roe
Video originally published to Twitter by Moira Warburton of a midnight, May 3 2022  showdown at the Supreme Court, Counterprotesters attempted to disrupt a furious pro-choice emergency protest against the leaked draft decision to overturn Roe V Wade
Topics: dcdirectactiionnews, Iron Snowflake, Roe V Wade, abortion
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Two video clips by Alejandro Alvarez of the May 3 afternoon pro-choicer protest at the Supreme Court. On the afternoon of the 3ed of May, pro-choice protesters returned to the Supreme Court for the 2nd time in less than 24 hours. This was a huge permit rally w space set aside for both pro-choice activists and antichoice bigots. So few of the antichoicers showed up that pro-choice activists got control of both areas. At one point in the protest, chants of "where is Joe" rose from the...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, Roe, SCOTUS
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Reportback by John Zangas of the May 3 afternoon rally (2nd one in 24 hours) at SCOTUS against the leaked draft decision to overturn Roe v Wade.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, abortion, pro-choice, Roe v Wade
DC Direct Action News
Apr 30, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 30th of April, the so-called "Sons of Confederate Veterans" held a rally at Stone Mountain just outside Atlanta, GA. They had Confederate flags etc, glorifying the age of slavery. Counterprotesters ranging from the NAACP to a security contingent of armed antifascists marched into Stone Mountain Park, where a shouting match ensued. The neo-Confederates were permitted by the Park Service to fire blank cannon salutes. In prior years the fascists have screamed that the armed...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Sons of Confederate Veterans, anti-Fascist, antifa
DC Direct Action News
Apr 22, 2022 Extinction Rebellion DC
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On the 22nd of April, Extinction Rebellion DC dropped a banner and set off smoke flares to reinforce a blockade of the Wilson Building. They were demanding that the DC Council act to prevent Washington Gas from spending $ 5 billion on new gas distribution infrastructure at a time when the world needs to be transitioning off off of fracked gas. If Washington Gas is allowed to invest billions in new pipelines and related infrastructure, it will lock DC into fracked gas for years to come. This...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Extinction Rebellion
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Longer video mixed from two Extinction Rebellion DC sources plus Ellie Silverman's clip of the initial banner drop over the doors of the Wilson Building, home of the DC City Council.. This was part of XRDC's "electrify DC" campaign to phase out fracked gas entirely in DC, rather than replace Washigton Gas'  rotting, leaking distribution pipeline network with a new $5 billion project to lock in anothre 100 years of natural gas usabe. It just seems that whenever you walk into a home...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, natural gas, electrify DC, Extinction Rebellion, Extinction...
DC Direct Action News
Apr 9, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 9th of April, hundreds of climate and democracy advocates descended on West Virginia's Grant Town Power Plant and blocked the main gate. Over 50 people were arrested, some of them were in lockboxes. After the arrestees where cleared, the gate remained closed, other protesters remained in front of it and the driveway remained blocked. This power plant is the sole customer of Sen Manchin's coal company. Burning Manchin's "Gob" coal is so inefficient the plant has been blamed for...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Manchin, Grant Town Power Plant
DC Direct Action News
Apr 8, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 8th of April, Declare Emergency returned to the site of a blockade of I-395 earlier in the week for Round II. The blockade site shuts off the route used by most Congressmen with homes in Virginia to go to work. Demands were for action against climate chaos, that the government declare a climate emergency, and that the Enbridge Line 3 and Line 5 projects be stopped forever. Once traffic towards the blockade was shut off, cops directed drivers caught behind the blockade to U-turn and drive...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Declare Emergency, climate change
DC Direct Action News
Apr 8, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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The DC Bike Party's annual April "Cherry Blossom Chase" is often their biggest ride of the year, and this year seemed to be no exception. Due to climate change moving up the cherry blossoms bloom about ten days, once again this ride came after the cherry blossoms were mostly finished.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, DC Bike Party
DC Direct Action News
Apr 6, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 6th of April, protesters with the "Scientist rebellion locked themselves to the White House fence with chains and U-locks. Police closed all of Lafayette Square in response, in a futile attempt to block photography of their extraction efforts. After about an hour and a half, the cops cut the locks and arrested at least five people. This protest and other Scientist Rebellion protests the same day were in response to recent warnings that almost ALL of humanity's "fossil fuel...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, climate change, Scientist Rebellion
DC Direct Action News
Apr 1, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the first of April, student activists backed by the MIGIZI indigenous Caravan and several Green groups blockaded MD Rt 355 in front of Montgomery College in Rockville, MD. The students are demanding that Montgomery County Public Schools entirely end their use of fossil fuels. A number of the participants in the Migizi indigenous water protector's camp who participated in the Rockville blockade are veterans of the fight in Minnesota to block Enbridge's Line 3 tar sands pipeline expansion.Also...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, camp Migizi, climate change, civil disobedience
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On the 30th of March, the Light Brigade held a protest first at the Supreme Court, then at the US Capitol to support growing demands that Supreme Court "Justice" Clarence Thomas be impeached. The J6 investigation has uncovered evidence that Supreme Court "Justice" Clarence Thomas's wife told Trump's advisers to "stand firm" in opposing the 2020 election. With this and funding from right-wing interests in his background, he cast the sole vote to oppose an order to...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Light Brigade, impeachment, Clarence Thomas
DC Direct Action News
Mar 27, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 27th of March, this communique appeared on Twitter: We received some anonymous pictures and videos of Henry aka BrantForLiberty’s car in Hagerstown. Oof looks rough Henry, but you did tell antifa to up their game. This is the 4th time he's had problems w antifa and root beer, this time with folks "upping their game" to add eggs to the mix. He's been hit twice in DC, once at a MD restaurant, and now at his motel in Hagerstown itself. By not staying in camp at the speedway, he...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, convoy, Peoples Convoy
DC Direct Action News
Mar 25, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 25th of March, one of the largest progressive marches of the entire year so far set forth from Lafayette Park. This was Fridays For the Future, a student-led movement to demand action on climate change. They marched to the US Capitol with chants like "we don't need your money-let the corporations burn! Fridays for the future is a youth/student movement that began with walking out of/staying out of school on Fridays, reserving the day for climate activism. In Fall of 2019 (prior to...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, climate change, Fridays for the Future
DC Direct Action News
Mar 25, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 25th of March, the so-called "People's Convoy" made a final loop though DC exiting by the 14th st bridge. These same vehicles were spotted earlier on Wisconsin Ave. There were relatively few vehicles in this segment compared to their initial March 6 appearance on the Beltway. A DC Indymedia reporter confronted convoy members about their support for Trump-and about the "bad cough" going around at Hagerstown Speedway. Convoy members were not permitted to approach the...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, People's Convoy
DC Direct Action News
Mar 18, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 19th of March, the DC Bike Party held a special ride to the cherry blossoms, which were starting to open at that time. One rider remarked that the bike parties are outdrawing the anti-vax "trucker" convoys.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, DC Bike Party, biking, cycling
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On the 18th of March, the so-called "People's Convoy" decided to attack a new target: Black Lives Matter Plaza. In a chilling speech, they threatened to "scrape up" the paint, then tar and feather politicians and BLM activists alike. Most of the trucks were confined to the freeways as Mayor Bowser again blocked all exits, but some leakers got downtown in late afternoon. Although they illegally drove onto the plaza, they did not succeed in damaging the paint or tarring and...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, BLM Plaza, Black Lives Matter Plaza, People's Convoy,...
DC Direct Action News
Mar 11, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 11th of March, Extinction Rebellion DC held one of their "truth blasting parades" starting at 8PM on a Friday night. This brought the message of an ongoing climate emergency to Friday night partiers in cars on on foot alike
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Extinction Rebellion
DC Direct Action News
Mar 9, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 9th of March, the DC Bike Party held their first ride of the year, including a round-trip crossing of Key Bridge on the route. On the return trip, riders rang their bells in solidarity as they passed the Embassy of Ukraine. Video is the ride coming off Key Bridge and ringing bike bells for the Embassy of Ukraine in Georgetown
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, DC Bike Party, biking, cycling, Ukraine
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The 8th of March was International Women's Day. Protests were held all over the so-called "United States" against an expected Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe vs Wade. Here in the DC area, "Injustice" Kavanaugh's Chevy Chase neighbors organized yet another protest at his house. This time around the protest took the form of a dance party. Last time protesters showed up at Kavanaugh's house, he was there and ordered Chick-Fil-A, perhaps the most homophobic of all common...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Kavanaugh, abortion, pro-choice, International Women's Day
DC Direct Action News
Mar 6, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 6th of March, the long-expected MAGAt/antivax convoy descended on the Capitol Beltway.  Included in the convoy were many with pro-Trump and pro militia banners. There was even explicit support for the J6 coup attempt. A single counterprotester drove through them with a large antifa flag flying from their car. Afraid to enter DC after the Jan 6 arrests, they stated their intent was to circle the Beltway twice, then return to Hagarstown Speedway and Old Dominion Speedway. They have also...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, convoy, truckers convoy
DC Direct Action News
Mar 5, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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Video of crowd at Sat March 5 pro-Ukraine protest at White House demanding a ban on imports of Russian oil
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Ukraine, oil, Russia
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On the 4th March, young people from Fridays for the Future joined protesters in front of the White House supporting Ukraine. They brought a message demanding that the US and the world boycott Russian oil. This sanction would put Putin out of business financially while encouraging use of renewable energy. Its not just pro-Ukraine and pro-Earth activists demanding that Russia's oil and gas export be stopped anymore. The Washington Post reports the White House is seriously looking at halting US...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Fridays for the Future, climate change, Ukraine, oil, oil...
DC Direct Action News
Mar 3, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 3ed of March, a number of migrant organizations descended on the headquarters of ICE to protest record deportations and Biden's continuation of many of Trump's worst immigration policies. Demands included freeing all ICE detainees, ending electronic monitoring, halting deportations, shutting down detention centers and chopping the budgets of ICE and CBP. While the high-profile family separations were stopped by overwhelming opposition while Trump was still in office, there are still tens...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, ICE, migrants, immigration
DC Direct Action News
Feb 27, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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A major protest in solidarity with hard-pressed but still holding out Ukraine took place at the White House on Sunday, Feb 27. Large parts of Lafayette Park were filled with protesters and Ukrainiain flags.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Ukraine
DC Direct Action News
Feb 26, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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Video from ongoing Ukraine solidarity protests at the Russian Embassy on Saturday, Feb 26. One person had a sign saying "I am Russian and I support Ukraine." Note that these protests are taking place globally, from the Russian Embassy in Washington DC to Moscow and St Petersburg. Some of the Russian protests have been huge in spite of vicious police crackdowns.
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Ukraine
DC Direct Action News
Feb 24, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 23ed of February, Russian fascist dictator Putin launched his long-expected invasion of Ukraine. As Ukraine's military and guerilla groups mounted resistance to the invasion, protesters gathered from Moscow to Washington DC to oppose this assault. In DC, Ukrainians gathered hundreds-strong in front of the White House, demanding sanctions including the expulsion of Russia from the SWIFT global banking system. The expulsion of Russia from SWIFT would isolate their entire banking system...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Ukraine
DC Direct Action News
Feb 23, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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Late afternoon on Feb 23, three vehicles of Bob Bolus's convoy to "Washington" (actually the Beltway) arrived in the DC area. There had been 8 earlier but two flat tires delayed their departure and traffic obstructed the convoy instead of the other way around. They had the usual anti-vax and pro-Trump flags and signs. The three vehicles that made it to the last I-95 rest stop before DC were one semi, one pickup truck, and one SUV-that's IT. All around the, working truck drivers at the...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, covid, convoy, anti-vaxxers, so-called truckers
DC Direct Action News
Feb 13, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On Jan 15, the Spanish (original colonizer) oil company Repsol spilled over 6,000 barrels of oil in a Peruvian port after waves from the distant Tonga volcanic eruption rocked their tanker in port while unloading oil. Peruvians have been protesting Repsol ever since, demanding accountability. One of these protests took place on Feb 13 at the Embassy of Peru here in Washington DC. In Peru, four of Repsol's executive criminals have been banned from leaving the country for 18 months as the...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Peru, Repsol
DC Direct Action News
Feb 4, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 4th of February, protesters returned to the IMF and World Bank. This time around it was Extinction Rebellion DC, protesting IMF and World Bank "loans" to nations in the global South-and demands that "debtor" nations permit fracking, pipelines, and fossil fuel export. From 20 to ten years ago, the IMF and World Bank endured siege after siege by protesters over almost the same issues. The February 4, 2022 protest was billed as the "Coastline Rebellion" after a...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, IMF, World Bank, Extinction Rebellion
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Jan 25, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 25th of January, climate activists from Declare Emergency blocked southbound traffic on Rock Creek Parkway with themselves-and a thousands pounds of coal dumped across the road. They are demanding the US government formally declare (and thus admit to) a climate emergency
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Declare Emergency, climate change
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Jan 23, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 23ed of January, thousands of anti-vaxxers as well as anti-vaccine mandate protesters descended on the Lincoln Memorial. While billed as opposing mandates, much of the imagery and speeches targetted the vaccines themselves. Present in the rally were religious extremists, the Proud Boys, and even a few people displaying swastikas. The overall event resembled a Trump rally. The anti-mandate (really anti-vax) protesters assembled at the Washington Monument before "marching" the...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Proud Boys, antivax, Stop the Mandates, covid
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Video by Laura Albast of tents set up in front of the Israeli embassy after a rally against demolitions of Palestinian homes by the government of Israel
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Israel, Palestine
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Jan 22, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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Jan 22, 2022 was the 49th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v Wade decision, and many fear it will be the last. On the evening of that day, protesters marched on the homes of Supreme Court so-called "justices" Brett Kavanaugh and John Roberts, warning that abortion bans will not be tolerated and calling out these judges for their previous abuses of women and for their involvement in the 2000 Bush vs Gore case. Both Kavanaugh and Roberts were caught at home by the protest, and in...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Roe v Wade, Kavanaugh, John Roberts, Supreme Court, SCOTUS,...
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On the 21st of January, the neo-Nazi/open Fascist group Patriot Front attempted to sieze the lead position in the antichoice/forced birth "March for Life." At first they marched forward while MPD bike cops pushed back anti-Fascist and pro-choice counterprotesters. Soon, however, they had to withdraw to the sidewalk and make a left turn out of the march. It is suspected that organizers of the so-called "March for Life" may have decided that Patriot Front was just too toxic an...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Patriot Front, antifa, forced birth, antichoice march, march...
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Jan 19, 2022 Shut Down DC
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Video originally published on Shutdown DC's twitter channel On the 19th of January, protesters gathered a few blocks back from the US Capitol as the Senate attempted to vote on the voting rights bill only to be blocked by a GOP filibuster. The treason of Sens Manchin and Sinema prevented any modification of filibuster rules, so the GOP now owns the election machinery in enough states to all but guarantee a Trump 2024 "win." Some of the protesters ran a projector while others lined up...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Shut Down DC, voting rights, Manchin, Sinema, filibuster
DC Direct Action News
Jan 17, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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On the 17th of January, the 16th annual MLK Day Peace Walk marched into Anacostia over the newly rebuilt Fredrick Douglas Memorial (S Cap St) Bridge. A major focus of this march was voting rights, with the lead banner demanding "Deliver for Voting Rights." Senators Manchin and Sinema are working for Trump every day by blocking proposals to bypass the filibuster to permit Federal voting rights legislation to pass. Without it, the wave of GOP voter suppression laws makes a Trump 2024...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, MLK Day, voting rights, Manchin, Sinema
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Video originally posted to Twitter by @EditSteinII On the 11th of January, 2002, the Gates of Hell opened for business in Guantanimo Bay, Cuba. Twenty years later, Gitmo is still open and protesters around the world remembered this ugly anniversary. Here in DC, Witness Against Torture and Amnesty International held their annual protest in front of the White House. Gitmo has now been open through the Bush, Obama, Trump, and now Biden administrations, under new management three times. The abuse...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Gitmo, Guantanimo Bay, Witness Against Torture, Amnesty...
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Jan 6, 2022 DC Direct Action News
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Jan 6, 2022 was the anniversary of the storming of the US Capitol by a mob of Nazis and Trump supporters same day last year. Fascists returned to DC in small numbers, marching on the DC Jail for their prisoners awaiting trial for the attempt to overturn the 2020 election by force. A few miles away, a coalition of over 100 groups held an opposing rally vowing never to let fascists install an open dictatorship in the US. One of the speakers at the rally near the Capitol pointed out that in the...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Capitol Insurrection, J6, Capitol Insurrection Anniversary, J6...
DC Direct Action News
Jan 6, 2022 Shut Down DC
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ShutDown DC's video of the banner hang at what appears to be N Capitol st on the morning of Jan 6, 2022. Banner reads "Expel all Fascists" demanding that Congress remove MAGAt/Qanon/Trump members (e.g. Marjorie Taylor Green) in the wake of last year's assault on the Capitol
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Capitol Insurrection, J6, Capitol Insurrection Anniversary, J6...
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Dec 22, 2021 DC Direct Action News
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On the 22nd of December, protesters showed up at a Chase Bank branch on K st. This was just three days after Wet'suwet'en land defenders again evicted Coastal Gaslink construction crews from unceded First Nations' land. Chase Bank is funding the attempt to build this fracked gas pipeline over land the Wet'suwet'en have never ceded, surrendered, or yielded in any way to so-called "Canada." A large contingent of bike cops showed up to ensure protesters did not enter the bank branch....
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Chase Bank, Coastal Gaslink, Wet'suwet'en, pipelines
DC Direct Action News
Dec 20, 2021 DC Direct Action News
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On the 20th of December, the People for Fairness Coalition began their 9th annual Homeless Memorial Vigil. After speakers at Luther Place finished, marchers with candles headed down 14th st to Freedom Plaza where an all-night vigil was held.
Topics: dcdirectactionnnews, Iron Snowflake, People for Fairness Coalition, homeless, unhoused
DC Direct Action News
Dec 14, 2021 DC Direct Action News
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The 14th of December was a national day of action against Enbridge's Line 3 tar sands pipeline, the anniversary of a major drill pad blockade at the Missisippi River that slowed construction in 2020. On Dec 14, 2021, one of the many actions across Turtle Island demanding this pipeline be forever shut down, both the old and "replacement" Line 3. Images of "frac-outs" of leaking drilling mud into the Missisippi River were among the stills and videos projected onto the walls of...
Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Iron Snowflake, Line 3, Enbridge, US Army Corps of Engineers
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Dec 11, 2021 DC Direct Action News
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The past year in activism and politics, from the storming of the US Capitol by coup plotters to pipeline fights to the abortion showdowns 1: 2020 election battles culminate as fascist coup attempt storm US Capitol. 2: Jan-Feb: sudden vacuum as fascists retreat from failed coup attempt-no trouble at Inauguration. Giant sucking sound as combat just stops inconclusively 3: March: Anti-Pipeline and climate activism re-ignitesThe Stop Asian Hate campaign and Line 3 fight comes to DC. 4: April: ...
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On the 10th of December, Extinction Rebellion DC showed up outside the GOP-dominated Capitol Hill Club for a round of anticapitalist caroling. There was little response from the GOP'ers inside except for one who yelled that Trump would be back in 2024. That drew a response that Trump belongs in prison from one person.
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On the 9th of December, Declare Emergency setup their second blockade of I-395 in a row in afternoon rush hour. Things quickly turned ugly as motorists got out of their cars and dragged them out of the street. Blockaders set back up after those motorists drove off, eventually being arrested by MPD.
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Dec 8, 2021 DC Direct Action News
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On the 8th of November, the DC Bike Party held their final ride of the 2021 season. Video is departure from Dupont Circle area.
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On the 8th of December, climate blockaders shut down I-395's exit from the tunnel onto New York Ave. The previous day, climate blockaders had been part of the larger ShutDown DC direct action that choked off much of the vehicle access to the US Capitol. I-395 over the 14th st Bridge is the route most Congressmen use to get to work, and blocking the tunnel exit often backs it up past the bridge, shutting off this access. The activists blockading I-395 were demanding Congress declare a climate...
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Dec 7, 2021 DC Direct Action News
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On Dec 7, 2021 social justice and climate groups launched waves of blockaders against AM rush hour traffic near the US Capitol. Cops managed to pre-empt Extinction Rebellion DC's boat, only to get Code Pink's Peace Tank blocking Independence Ave anyway. Other blockades hit Penn Ave NW and SE, Mass Ave NE, and there was even a report on radio of traffic issues near the White House. MPD and the Capitol Police seemed to have a single-minded focus on preventing a repeat of the hours-long Nov 19...
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Video-speaker calls out "pro-life" hypcrites at Supreme Court for not caring about born Black babies, children, and adults. How can they call themselves pro-life if they are OK with everything from lead pipes fouling water that Black children drink to police shooting Black people for trifles? background: On the 4th of December, protesters including members of Antwan Gilmore's family marched on MPD's main headquarters.The march began at the NY and FL Ave intersectionm where MPD officer...
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On the 4th of December, the explicitly fascist group "Patriot Front" again marched into DC with zero advance publicity, hoping to avoid anti-Fascist counterprotesters. This is not as effective as it used to be. Random DC residents and tourists followed the march, heckling, shouting insults, and running a noisemaker. Last time around was Philadelphia, where they had even worse results for themselves, being driven off the streets outright and chased away, again by passers-by. Since...
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Dec 2, 2021 DC Direct Action News
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Senator Joe Manchin (D?/W-VA) is the reason the GOP still has the filibuster available to block everything from paid family leave to climate/carbon legislation. He lives on the 3ed largest yacht at the Washington Yacht Club and has been a target of repeated protests. On the evening of Dec 2, Sunrise Movement showed up with a brass band on Maine Ave near his dock.
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Video is some of the most unsavory elements in front of the Supreme Court on Dec 1: The so-called "real street preachers" one with a Confederate flag glove, MAGAts, and more. They aggressively sought to disrupt the main pro-choice rally as the court heard the Missisippi abortion case On Dec 1, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Missisippi abortion law case. It is widely suspected that with Trump's "justices" on the court, this case will bring a destablizing end...
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Nov 20, 2021 DC Direct Action News
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On the 20th of November, Cancel the Rent DC marched on the suburban-style home of DC's Mayor Muriel Bowser. Activists were demanding the recently-expired moratorium on evictions be put back into force among other demands. An eviction notice is an especially nasty Yule present from any landlord.
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Nov 15, 2021 DC Direct Action News
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On Friday, Nov 19, Extinction Rebellion DC staged a boat blockade of NY Ave halting right turns off I-395. This was over the failed COP 26 climate summit. By 8:20AM there was a report that backed up traffic jams.had blocked both the 14th st bridge and Memorial Bridge. COP26 generated nothing but useless, unenforceable, and wateree down promises from the usual fossil fuel funded politicians. Cops were suprisingly aggressive at times, but found it took them a total of 4 hours to clear the...
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Nov 14, 2021 DC Direct Action News
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On the 14th of November, activists began an over 25 hour "People's Filibuster" outside Sen Mitch McConnell's DC home on Capitol Hill. Speakers, music, and videos were scheduled for 15 min slots, and a lecturn was set up in the streets complete with a time clock The People's Filibuster continued for a reported 25 hours, 4 min and 28 seconds, though the lecturn clock lacked a button to instantly shut it off. It successfully broke the record set by Strom Thurmond's racist filibuster...
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Nov 10, 2021 DC Direct Action News
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On the 10th of November, anti-prison activists pounced on the reports that the DC Jail expelled no less than the US Marshalls during a suprise inspection that found "inhumane conditions." Instead of moving a few hundred inmates hundreds of miles from their families, activists are demanding that all inmates at the DC Jail be released and judges STOP sending people into pretrial detention etc. One protester's sign called out jail itself-ANY jail-as an inhumane condition. Others showed...
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Nov 10, 2021 DC Direct Action News
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On the 10th of November, the DC Bike Party took to the streets their hundreds-strong monthly ride
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Nov 5, 2021 DC Direct Action News
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On the 5th of November, Black Lives Matter activists supporting and accompanying the family of Antwan Gilmore again marched on U st. Antwan Gilmore was shot by MPD in August after being found sleeping in his car and accosted by cops. This time around, when the march passed Nellie's Sports Bar, one of the very few patrons of that racist institution insultingly told marchers to "shut the fuck up" drawing more attention to the place from protesters instead of less. The offending bargoer...
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Nov 4, 2021 Hunger Strike 4 Climate Justice
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On the 4th of November, the climate hunger strikers backed by Sunrise DC confronted Senator Joe Manchin (D?-WVa) has he left his multimillion dollar yacht to access the parking garage and drive to Capitol Hill. Protesters followed him into the garage. When protesters surrounded his car, Senator Joe Manchin put the car in gear and drove directly into the protesters blocking his car. Video shows two people in the car, it is reported that the passenger was NOT Manchin, which makes him the driver....
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Nov 1, 2021 DC Direct Action News
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On the 1st of November, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments for their expedited review of the Texas SB-8 antiabortion law. This law empowers private citizens to act as bounty hunters to sue anyone helping anyone get an abortion just 6 weeks after conception. Pro-choice protesters grew in numbers as the dueling protests went on, while the antichoice turnout stayed constant. Speakers emphasized the difficulty SB8 has created in accessing abortion services from inside Texas: the hundreds of...
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Oct 27, 2021 DC Direct Action News
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On the 27th of October, first the Poor People's Campaign (PPC) and then Casa staged protests at the Supreme Court. After PPC marched to the Hart Building for a failed attempt to deliver letters, Casa's activists marched on the same area between the Capitol and the Supreme Court and blocked 1st st NE. In response a torrent of bike cops showed up, seemingly the standard Capitol Police response to ANYTHING. The PPC was demanding that Congress pass Biden's Build Back Better act-and than Manchin and...
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Oct 27, 2021 DC Direct Action News
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On the 26th of October, the annual Halloween High Heel Race returned to 17th st. The 2020 race was cancelled for covid reasons, that was the only time it did not run. The infamous 1991 police raid on what was then an unofficial event run on Halloween itself provoked a furious response and a mass takeover of 17th st the following year. From then on, the city has held it as an official event prior to Halloween
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Oct 21, 2021 DC Direct Action News
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On the 21st of October, protesters in kayaks returned to Senator Joe Manchin(D-W-Va)'s yacht for the second time this month. This was also the 2nd time this week they were at the Wharf. Manchin is trying to strip climate provisions from the budget/reconciliation bill known as the Build Back Better Act. He is essentially funded by the coal industry, W Va residents speaking on a nearby pier said he is ignoring their needs. As kayakers approached the line of boats containing Manchin's yacht, a...
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Oct 20, 2021 DC Direct Action News
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On the 20th of October, the Ambassador of Japan attended some kind of US-Japan gala at a Japanese garden near Rock Creek Park. Protesters both outside and inside were present, bearing a single message: It's time for Japan to stop financing the international coal trade.
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